Our Story

In the beautiful summer of 2018 we started a great journey in the Hague, the city where we live and which we truly love. Given our diverse background it first was an exploration of ideas, trends, but more importantly, discovering our universal passion.

The outcome of that discovery is Bistro La Cigogne, a place where we celebrate life. La Cigogne is French for a stork, the symbol of the Hague, ‘de ooievaar’ . Located on the Piet Heinstraat 97, in the heart of the Zeeheldenkwartier, our bistro delivers a new concept.

Bistro La Cigogne

Our Team

Our chef ‘s food is predominantly French inspired, with a modern international twist, using seasonality to lead a menu that invokes memory and brings a narrative to each plate. Born in Brazil and having lived in several countries around the world, our chef, Joao Proenca holds a degree from the Alain Ducasse Education Institut in Paris-France and also served as cook for the same group in its Paris restaurant. Last serving as chef of Bistro Robert in Scheveningen, his different experiences allowed him to expand his knowledge of food, culture and adaptation to diversity.  As we care much about our environment we continually strive to source locally, reduce waste, and minimize our impact on the earth while simultaneously upholding quality levels of our menu.

Our Restaurant manager, Anthony Oms, has great love of food and passion for people. He brings our guests a truly memorable experience to their tableside. His keen eye for detail, nurtured in different roles in France and in the Hague, ensures the dining room is kept at its very best before, during and after service. In the background the team is complemented by our general manager, with unsurpassable organization and financial skills gained in the banking sector, who oversees the running of the restaurant from the finances to promotion to the floor.

If you pursue perfection you will achieve a high degree of excellence a good part of the time.

Our Service

It’s all about sharing love for each other, enjoying great food, drinks, music and much more. La Cigogne is a contemporary culinary and wine destination where local and international guests meet. We hope to present you a sincere and cheerful cuisine inspired by traditional recipes or classics revisited. For us a bistro delivers the same quality standards as a gourmet restaurant in a joyful and intimate atmosphere. You can choose from the a-la-carte menu to a maximum of 8 guests. When you visit us with a larger party, we are more than happy to create a tailor-made menu for you.

You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.

Bistro Gallery

Our Chef

At Bistro La Cigogne our chef does his best to present you the most beautiful culinary delights. Our frequently changing menu contains delicious seasonal dishes using only the best locally sourced ingredients. Check out our current menu filled with culinary highlights.

Kindly contact us for bookings larger than 8 visitors